Summary: pro: 1. design is simple and easy to use. 2. heating is good even. con: 1. i had to peel the plastic bag off the white non-slip rubber rectangle inside to cause little scratch on white non-slip rubber. 2. there are about 10 little bubbles least clear cover on back door due to get the dust inside between glass/black screen thru manufacturing. thank god, it is not on front. 3. made in china.
Summary: The easiest microwave ever! I love the commercial brshed metal look with NO ridiclous digital clock. This microwave is exactly what I wanted for our home kitchen because of the clean appearance and powerful electronics. It's so nice to have no flashing numbers. The dial is easy to read and figure out'; a small red light glows for each fifteen nimutes of cooking time; there are large numerals for each full minute, too.
Very Simple, Easy & Hopefully It Will Last Longer Than the Competition
John McPhee, Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: I think we have a winner here. It is well built and super simple to use. We decided that dependability would be our priority after reading so many reviews about today's microwave ovens not lasting and being prohibitively expensive to repair. Like so many "small" appliances, they have become throw aways. I enrolled in Consumer Reports which was helpful in navigating the numerous model offers, distinguishing their features, and boiling them down to the chosen few.
Summary: There is no good reason for microwaves to have fancy controls! The single dial soft-clicks in 15 second increments. Heating is even, despite no rotating platter -- stop and turn it in the middle if you like. It's the Apple of Microwaves.
Summary: We went through a series of home use microwaves in our work kitchen. The problem with those is a) they have way to many buttons and features for people who are just reheating food, and b) people at work don't treat equipment like they do at home - so they never clean the ovens, spillovers, etc. The Amana is super simple, just one dial to turn and that makes it simple enough that the most clueless person can turn it on.